“What weapon should I choose to start training?”
– Frequently Asked Questions / Information for novices
In general, you can train using any weapon, be it “soft” (foam weapon) or wooden one. Or, you can even use the arms used in battles.
Wooden weapons are good to train and practise blow delivering, but they’re apt only for that! However, some clubs of historical reenactment use them for sparrings of their fighters. But, such “wooden heritage” of gladiator schools is not very common, as wooden weapons aren’t very practical, but very traumatic (due to chips!).
For beginners, the best choice to start with is a foam weapon, as you cannot be seriously wounded by it and you cannot traumatize anyone. At the same time, it can help you to get the first experience of a weapon masterly use. And then, we’ll move on to the next level… But it’s another story